With new National Restrictions underway Kisharon have worked hard to ensure Social Enterprises are ready to comply and remain open. Subject to restrictions changing.   

Childs Hill Library is a partnership library run by Kisharon. Staffed by enthusiastic volunteers, many from the Cricklewood community, the library provides employment opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. Currently the library is open 3 days a week, strictly for a ‘Select and Collect’ service for books, CDs and DVDs that can be reserved online/over the phone/in person. To help provide people with access to IT for work purposes during lock down the PCs in the library can be booked too.   

Kisharon are pleased to report that the number of borrowers using the library service have increased and they are still able to provide socially distanced and Covid safe opportunities for volunteers which include Kisharon students and some of the people Kisharon support. 

Library Manager Neha Dhakar comments, “We are pleased under the current circumstances that the library can still accommodate both those wanting to use its services as well as giving employment opportunities to those we support.  Recently Shammai joined as a new library volunteer and I can see how meaningful it is to him, to have social interaction by helping others and working as part of a team – despite doing so in a Covid safe way.” 

To reserve items or PCs call: 020 8359 3900 or Visit https://www.barnet.gov.uk/libraries/select-and-collect
Childs Hill Library is located at: 320 Cricklewood Lane, London, NW2 2QE  The opening hours are:
Tue 10am – 1pm
Wed 1pm – 4pm
Thu 1pm – 4pm